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New standard for facilities management

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published the fourth standard for facilities management, ISO 41001. Stan Mitchell, Chair of the ISO technical committee that developed the standard, said that ISO 41001 will help organisations by establishing a common approach and set of processes that can be used throughout the world. “ISO 41001 has the […]

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Sustainability Victoria offers money for HVAC upgrades

Sustainability Victoria is offering funding of up to $30,000 to boost the performance of commercial buildings and realise the huge savings in energy and greenhouse gas emissions it has identified in a new report. The report, Next Wave Refresh 2018, analyses Victorian commercial building stock, including retail, healthcare and accommodation in Melbourne metro and regional […]

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Reece confirms Heatcraft NZ purchase

Reece has officially taken ownership of Heatcraft’s New Zealand operations, after announcing the acquisition from Swedish company Beijer Ref at the end of March 2018. Daniel Palumbo, Reece Group general manager of operations, says: “We’re excited to recently take ownership of Heatcraft’s operations in New Zealand and work with our new colleagues to continue providing […]

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Air Change acquires Dunnair

Dunnac Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Air Change Pty Ltd, has acquired the Dunnair air conditioning business from Mechanical Air Supplies Pty Ltd effective from April 9, 2018. Air Change general manager Shane Carmichael has confirmed with HVAC&R News that Dunnac will trade under the Dunnair banner and will continue to supply the […]

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Australian Budget offers opportunities for the HVAC&R industry

A 2018–19 Federal Budget based on solid infrastructure spending and positive tax measures offers measurable value for the HVAC&R industry, according to the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH). AIRAH CEO Tony Gleeson, M.AIRAH, says the government’s commitment to substantial and important infrastructure projects should benefit Australia in general, and the HVAC&R […]

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Barangaroo takes top honours

Barangaroo South in Sydney has been named development of the year at the 2018 Property Council of Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards. “Barangaroo South is a truly iconic international project which has recalibrated the way Australians think about precinct-scale urban renewal,” said Property Council chief executive Ken Morrison. On completion in […]